उत्तर – 2. लुइस हैमिल्टन स्पष्टीकरण:फॉर्मूला-1: लुईस हैमिल्टन ने जापानी ग्रां प्री जीती 8 अक्टूबर, 2017 को मर्सिडीज के ब्रिटिश ड्राइवर लुईस हैमिल्टन ने जापानी ग्रांड प्रिक्स जीती । i.हैमिल्टन ने रेडबुल के मैक्स वेर्सटज्ञप्पेन को महज 1.2 सेकंड के अंतर से पछाड़कर रेस में पहला स्थान हासिल किया. ii.रेस में रेडबुल के ही डेनियल रिकियार्डो तीसरे स्थान पर रहे. iii.इस जीत के साथ, लुईस हैमिल्टन फॉर्मूला वन वर्ल्ड चैम्पियनशिप के खिताब के करीब पहुंच गए हैं , क्योंकि उनके करीबी प्रतिद्वंद्वी सेबस्टियन वेट्टेल को इंजन की समस्याओं के कारण इस दौड़ से असमय बाहर होना पड़ा था.
Answer – 2. China Explanation : China successfully launched remote sensing satellites for conducting electromagnetic probes and other experiments. These Satellites were launched on a Long March-2C rocket from Xichang Satellite Launch Center in southwestern Sichuan. However, number of satellites launched has not been specified. Just few days ago, China had launched three remote sensing satellites to improve observation capability to promote commercial use for the remote sensing industry.
Answer 4. Kolkata Explanation Zurich-Based Global Think-Tank Horasis’ First Asia Meet Will Be Held In Kolkata, West Bengal On 26th And 27th November, 2017. This Event Will Be Organised In Partnership With West Bengal State Government. Over 350 Business Leaders From Across 65 Countries Are Expected To Attend This Event. Besides, West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal Is Expected To Attend The Event.
Answer – 1. Pondicherry Explanation : Pondicherry University library has bagged the Highest Profile Registration category award for effective utilisation of the J-Gate@eShodhSindhu platform. University librarian R. Samyuktha received the award at the first J Gate@eShodhSindhu Forum and Information and Library Network Centers (INFLIBNET) meet jointly organised by INFLIBNET and Informatics Publishing Ltd, held at Gandhi Nagar recently.
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), a British-Dutch manufacturing company based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, has joined hands with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) for a mass communication campaign titled ‘#BreakTheChain’ or #VirusKiKadiTodo’ based on 3 themes – social distancing, hand washing and generosity, to inform people about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic and empower them to protect it.
Answer – 2. Uttar Pradesh Explanation : Samsung India announced a partnership with Uttar Pradesh State Government for ‘Smart Healthcare Programme’. Under this programme, Samsung India will set-up 20 new smart healthcare centres across Uttar Pradesh to offer affordable and quality healthcare to patients from the economically and socially weaker sections of society. Since 2015, Samsung India has collaborated with 18 government hospitals across India under its ‘Smart Healthcare Programme’, which has so far benefitted over three lakh patients from the economically and socially deprived sections of society.
Answer – 4. India Explanation : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated 5th Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) in New Delhi. India is hosting the Global Conference on Cyber Space (GCCS) for the first time. This two-day event is one of the world’s largest conferences in the field of Cyber Space and related issues.Theme of the 5th GCCS was ‘Cyber4All: A Secure and Inclusive Cyberspace for Sustainable Development’.
Answer – 2. MasterCard Explanation Mswipe, a domestic maker of Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, has partnered MasterCard to digitise merchant acquisition and can now enable a shopkeeper anywhere in India to acquire a card swipe machine. At present, merchants need to sign physical agreements and, in some cases, open new current accounts to become part of a credit card network. This solution to digitally validate and authenticate KYC documents has been developed by Bengaluru-based startup Signzy.
Answer – 3. Maharashtra Explanation Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis launched a new initiative against childhood obesity in Pune. Under this initiative, schools will be given Body Mass Index (BMI) dialler, through which children will be able to know their BMI. This initiative has been taken by Rotary Club of Koregaon Park with JT Foundation. With the help of BMI dialler and a supporting documentary, not only school children, but their parents and teachers will also be given information about childhood obesity.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched a new scheme called Yuvashree Plan II or Yuvashree Arpan under which 50,000 youths will receive financial assistance of Rs 1 lakh for setting up an their own business initiatives.Youngsters passing out of Industrial training institute (ITI) or other polytechnic institute will be eligible to get financial support from the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) department.The Chief Minister on this occasion also laid foundation stone of various developmental projects including the first Hindi university in West Bengal in Arupara, Howrah district and Rs 1,488 crore drinking water project at Purba Medinipur that will benefit more than 12 lakh people.Foundation stone of projects worth Rs 1,071 crore including drinking water project that would benefit more than 8 lakh people inaugurated Bankura.She announced that the Health and Family Welfare department office would be set up on three acre land beside Nabanna.She also inaugurated nearly 217 projects worth more than Rs 1,300 crore at the programme.
Answer – 3. France Explanation India and France decided to strengthen counter-terror cooperation, and asked the international community to oppose the countries which are supporting terrorism by providing financial assistance and shelter to terrorists. On November 17, 2017, Union External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj held wide-ranging talks with visiting French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Yves Le Drian in New Delhi.
Answer – 5. Sergio Ramirez Explanation Nicaraguan author and former politician Sergio Ramirez Mercado has won the 2017 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor. Sergio Ramirez has written more than 20 novels, including “Margarita, esta linda la mar” (Margarita, How Beautiful the Sea), which won Spain’s prestigious Alfaguara award in 1998. Ramirez is an active journalist. He was deputy vice president of Nicaragua between 1985 and 1990 and a long-time member of the leftist Sandinista bloc.
Answer – 1. China Explanation China has opened the world’s coolest library in the Binhai Cultural District in Tianjin, China. The library has been designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in collaboration with the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI). It covers 33,700 square meters. It is a five-story library. It can hold up to 1.2 million books. It took three years to complete the construction.
Answer – 5. Karnataka Explanation Karnataka government announced the launch of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for data science and artificial intelligence with Nasscom as its programme and implementation partner. The Centre of Excellence is based on a public-private partnership model. The Centre of Excellence (CoE) will provide high-end technology capabilities, data, expertise, thought leadership, and curated programmes to augment capabilities across academia, enterprises, government, innovators and advanced start-ups.
Answer – 1. Argentina Explanation Plenary session of 4th Global Conference on Sustained Eradication of Child Labour was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 15, 2017. This Conference was jointly organised by Government of Argentina and International Labour Organization (ILO). ii. While delivering the country statement at this conference, Union Minister of Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi stated that Indian Government is fully committed to continue working to eliminate child labour.
Answer – 4. Jawaharlal Nehru Explanation On 14th November 2017, Children’s Day was celebrated all over India. Children’s Day is celebrated across India to increase awareness of the rights, care and education of children. It is celebrated on 14 November every year on the birth anniversary of the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru also called ‘Chacha Nehru’.
Answer – 4. 1&2 Explanation Indian armed forces released ‘Joint Training Doctrine Indian Armed Forces – 2017’, aimed at ensuring integration amongst the three defence services and optimum utilisation of resources. This document was released by Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lanba in presence of Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat, IAF Chief, Air Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa and Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC), Lt Gen Satish Dua.
Answer – 5. New Delhi Explanation the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference is held in New Delhi. The APCERT conference is organized by the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) under the control of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology. This is the 15th Conference of APCERT and first ever conference in India and South Asia. It is attended by 21 economies. The conference theme is “Building Trust in the Digital Economy”. The open session including industry, academia, civil society and Government stakeholders will be held on 15 November 2017.
Answer – 5. Bhaskar Ganguly Explanation Supreme Court appointed former football captain Bhaskar Ganguly as ombudsman of All India Football Federation (AIFF). Mr. Ganguly had served as captain of the Indian team at the 1982 Asian Games. Supreme court also appointed S Y Quraishi, former Chief Election Commissioner of India as the ombudsman of AIFF. Mr. Quraishi has also served as Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
Answer – 3. Verbind Explanation the Haryana government signed a MoU with Verbind, an integrated trade facilitation services organisation, to set up a logistics and trading hub in Haryana. As per the MoU, Haryana government will facilitate Verbind to obtain permissions, registrations, approvals and clearances with reference to the projects from relevant departments. The logistics and trading hub is expected to attract investment of Rs 20,000 crore. The hub will be constructed over an area of 600 acres near Gurugram.
Answer – 1. PayPal Explanation American Digital payments company PayPal has launched its domestic operations in India and will now provide digital payment solutions for merchants and customers in India. In the Indian market, PayPal has been offering cross border payments since last ten years. It claims to control a third of India’s Business to Customer (B2C) export payments. Senior officials of PayPal have stated that PayPal’s brand is basically based on three pillars viz. reliability, safety and security. Adhering to this ideology, PayPal will offer its services with ‘Buyer and Seller protection’ as a differentiating factor to create its presence in the highly competitive digital payments space of India.
Answer – 1. New Delhi Explanation Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijijuinaugurated ‘India Disaster Response Summit’ in New Delhi. This Summit was jointly organised by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and social networking site Facebook. India has become the first country to partner with Facebook on disaster response. During the Summit, deliberations were held on how best to leverage social media platforms to ‘prepare, respond and recover during and after a disaster.
Answer – 3. Cricket Explanation Former India cricketer A G Milkha Singh passed away after a cardiac arrest at a hospital in Chennai. Milkha Singh died due to cardiac arrest on 10th November 2017. He was 75 years old. He is survived by wife, a son and a daughter. Milkha Singh played Test matches in the 1960s. He was a flamboyant left-hand batsman and a fine fielder. He made his Ranji Trophy debut at 17 years.
Answer – 2. UNHCR Explanation The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) was named as the recipient of the Mother Teresa Memorial Award for Social Justice, 2017 as an acknowledgement of its exceptional work worldwide. The UNHCR provides humanitarian aid to innumerable people internally displaced by conflicts and helping stateless people all over the world.
Answer – 2. New Delhi Explanation The second meeting of the Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister Narendra Modi (EAC-PM) was held in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Bibek Debroy. It was attended by renowned economists Dr. Surjit Bhalla, Dr. Rathin Roy, Dr. Ashima Goyal, Dr. Shamika Ravi and Member Secretary and Principal Adviser NITI Aayog, Ratan P. Watal. In the meeting road map towards skill development, job creation, enhanced resource investment in the social sector– including for Health and Education and for boosting Infrastructure financing were discussed.
Indian archers bagged three gold, four silver and two bronze medals at the Asian Championships. Abhishek Verma hold three medals .He grabbed gold beating Korean Jongho Kim 147-147 in the final. He was also part of the men’s team and mixed team which secured silver medals. Indian women’s compound team of Jyothi Surekha Vennam, Trisha Deb and Parveena beat So Chaewon, Choi Bomin and Song Yun Soo 230-227 to win the gold medal. Surekha also bagged the individual women’s bronze medal.
Union Water Resources Ministry is planning to merge phase-I and II of Ken-Betwa inter-linking of rivers (ILR) project. This project aims to link the rivers Ken in Madhya Pradesh and Betwa in Uttar Pradesh. Estimated cost for the first phase was Rs 18000 crore while second phase would cost Rs 8000 crore. Merging Phase – I and Phase – II is being considered on insistence of Madhya Pradesh State Government, which is one of the beneficiary state of this project. Other beneficiary state is Uttar Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has insisted on including three projects of Phase – II viz. Kotha Barrage, Bina Complex and Lower Orr dam, in the first phase itself.
Answer – 3. New Delhi Explanation President Ram Nath Kovind inaugurated the 37th India International Trade Fair (IITF) – 2017, at Pragati Maidan, in New Delhi. The India International Trade Fair (IITF) -2017 is a 14-day event. It is organized by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO). The theme for ITTF 2017 is “Startup India: Stand Up India”. Jharkhand is the partner state for the fair and Vietnam is the partner country.
Answer – 2. Ravi Bangar Explanation Ravi Bangar is an Indian Foreign Service Officer (IFS) of 1982 batch. He is presently the Ambassador of lndia to Colombia. He has been concurrently (at the same time) appointed as the next Ambassador of India to Ecuador. His residence is in Bogota, Colombia. He is expected to take up the assignment shortly.